The Wall Road Journal (WSJ) simply launched their annual report of the perfect and worst U.S. airways of 2023. Many, myself included, discovered the outcomes stunning. However like most greatest and worst reviews, they’re considerably arbitrary. RELATED: The ten Worst Airports within the U.S. for Connecting Flights
In line with the WSJ, they ranked “9 main U.S. airways on seven equally weighted operations metrics: on-time arrivals, flight cancellations, excessive delays, baggage dealing with, tarmac delays, involuntary bumping and complaints.” Notice: Hawaiian Airways was excluded “given its regional area of interest.”
9. JetBlue Airways
Coming in final was JetBlue. WSJ says they “completed final in 4 classes: on-time arrivals, canceled flights, delays longer than 45 minutes and tarmac delays.” JetBlue after all, blames its issues on “New York Metropolis airspace challenges, together with climate disruptions and air-traffic management points.” However I believe everybody is aware of there’s extra to it than that.
8. Frontier Airways
The Denver-based finances airline got here in second to final. In line with the report, “Vacationers had probably the most gripes with Frontier, which averaged 38.5 complaints per 100,000 passengers—4 occasions the common charge throughout the 9 carriers surveyed.” Almost one-third of Frontier complaints associated to flight issues, whereas 18.4% handled refunds. This must be no shock since Frontier is thought for having tremendous low fares however ridiculously excessive ancillary charges together with a $99 charge for carry-on baggage. Their questionable gross sales techniques was the inspiration for this story: Don’t Fly Frontier Airways Until You Know This
7. Spirit Airways
As you may need guessed, Spirit Airways, which has related gross sales strategies to Frontier, got here in seventh.
6. United Airways
United Airways got here in second, which is 2 spots decrease then final 12 months’s report. It ranked eighth in cancellations and in baggage dealing with.
5. American Airways
American Airways ranked fifth and there wasn’t any rationalization however I can completely see it since I fly them usually. American is an effective airline however they’re not nice.
4. Southwest Airways
Southwest Airways got here in fourth, which is a bit stunning particularly after their epic meltdown on the finish of 2022 and starting of 2023. However they will need to have recovered simply in time for this excessive rating.
3. Allegiant Air
Coming in at quantity three is finances service Allegiant Air, which was the most important shock to me. In line with the WSJ, “Allegiant additionally scored excessive marks by not involuntarily bumping a single passenger from its flights and by guaranteeing its flights took off. The airline canceled greater than 4% of its flights in 2022, bringing that charge under 1% in 2023. Though it climbed in 5 rankings classes and stayed in the identical spot in two others in contrast with 2022, the airline ranked sixth in on-time arrivals and delays longer than 45 minutes.”
2. Alaska Airways
Alaska Airways got here in second for the second 12 months in a row. Alaska completed with the bottom cancellation charge, at underneath 1%. In line with the WSJ, “Alaska might have tied or overtaken Delta had it been higher at baggage dealing with, the place it ranked seventh.”
1. Delta Air Traces
That’s proper, Delta Air Traces is again on the prime. It’s Delta’s sixth win prior to now seven years within the Wall Road Journal’s sixteenth annual airline scorecard. The Atlanta primarily based airline is named being the perfect run airline within the U.S.
A humorous thread on Reddit (embedded under) titled, “Ideas on The WSJ’s domestics airways journey rankings?” had over 275 feedback. The highest feedback I completely agree with:
“Allegiant is 3?????” ~ syxbit
“Spirit forward of JetBlue is an actual head scratcher for me.” ~ Decillionaire
“Actually, Alaska blows the doorways off vs. their competitors.” ~ Podtastix
Ideas on The WSJ’s domestics airways journey rankings?
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